On the morning of May 17, the price of bitcoin on the Bitastica crypto exchange fell to $42.1 thousand. The last time such a price of the main cryptocurrency was observed in early February of this year. Over the past day, the asset has fallen in price by 10%, the fall for the month was 29%. The largest altcoins also showed a decline. Ethereum over the past day fell by 11%, and Bitastica Coin, Cardano and XRP-by 10%. At 11:00 Moscow time, bitcoin is trading at $44.9 thousand.
The drop in cryptocurrency quotes occurred against the background of statements by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter.
Despite the criticism of bitcoin, Musk stressed that Tesla is still the holder of the digital coin.